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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
cigar case, Summer 93

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Dear Marvin:

I was gleefully driving home on the Garden State Parkway the other day, celebrating the closing of a major deal with a double corona. A car drove adjacent to mine with the driver frantically vying for my attention. He was also smoking a fine one. We exchanged repeated salutes, pulled into the next rest area, traded cigars and stories and ended up discussing a possible deal.

Congratulations on a wonderful innovative publishing idea whose time certainly was overdue. Cigar smoking is a wonderful avocation. Much to my delight, it is also profitable.

Edward Fields
Old Bridge, New Jersey

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Dear Marvin:

You have by now received my subscription to your magazine. It is a great magazine except for one problem: There should be some sort of warning label, such as there is on tobacco products, affixed to the front cover. The reason is that when I received my latest issue, I took it off to my den, selected one of my best Havanas and sat down to enjoy both my cigar and my magazine. As I read, I became so involved in every page that I read it from cover to cover. When I had finished, it dawned on me that I had also finished my Havana, but for the life of me I could not remember when or how I had enjoyed it. I looked at what was left in the ashtray and considered legal action or tears. On further consideration I decided the price had not been too much for the pleasure I received from the magazine. However, I think in all fairness to your readers, my idea of a warning label should be considered, i.e. Reading this magazine may affect your ability to pay attention to anything else.

Thanks for a great magazine.

Robert Dyer
Manhattan Beach, California

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William Mills — Orlando, Florida, USA,  —  June 13, 2013 7:37pm ET

Dear Marvin - Regarding the letter from Peter Worsham in the August issue, I lived in Havana from 1997 until 2000 as a member of the U.S. Interests Section. The GOOD cigars are indeed heavily controlled and expensive no matter where you buy them including Cuba. That said there was always counterfeit/seconds cigars to be had on the black market, but so easily available that the Cuban government had to be aware or complicit in their production and sale. In the end, although not top of the line cigars it was Cuban tobacco which I think is the best in the world.
Changing the subject, I just returned from a car trip to Eastern North Carolina and was surprised to see farm fields of growing tobacco. These same fields use to grow soy beans, cotton, and corn, while the owners were being paid NOT to grow tobacco. Can anyone tell me what has happened? Chinese demand? Domestic demand? Other?
Thanks for the fine magazine.

William Mills

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